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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Nov 15, 2011.
I am liking CSI a lot more this season with the new boss-guy.
Well I've been a couch potato this past week, other than Christmas day. I managed to get through:
10 episodes of White Collar
4 episodes of Burn Notice
2 episodes of Louie (which I just started and really like)
6 episodes of Desperate Housewives (glad this is the last season of this)
Still have to go:
14 episodes of Burn Notice
10 episodes of Covert Affairs
10 episodes of Royal Pains
19 episodes of CSI Miami (fighting a losing battle on this one)
6 episodes of Glee
3 episodes of House
24 episodes of Louie
First season of Game of Thrones
Ugh. I felt like I had made such progress. I might as well admit I'm not getting to some of these. Maybe I'll give up Covert Affairs, Royal Pains and CSI Miami since those are probably last on my list. Not to mention I have Justified & Californication starting, Vampire Diaries & Fringe coming back (two of my must see as they go so I can help out with the you know....)
How did I get so far behind? No wonder I wasn't able to fit any of the new fall shows in that weren't half hour comedies. Even then I think all I added this year (that stuck around) was New Girl.
Oh yeah, I also have about 15 movies sitting that I'm dying to see but who has time!
Well one thing I've noticed since become a DVR owner some years back, I am badly addicted to TV again. I had really started to watch less TV over the years and started doing more web surfing and book reading and family related activities. But since I got my first DirecTV Tivo and subsequently other others, I've become addicted again. Show I probably never would have even considered watching have now become shows I watch off the DVR, maybe months after I record them. And I was an AVID user of VCRs as a time shifter. But now it's just so much easier to record even iffy stuff. And to record LOTS of movies too. I've seriously become a bad couch potato again.
Ever since CSI Miami went to Sun @ 10pm, I have had to keep current on this one or my TiVo would quickly overflow. It's not usually a show that I would watch right away every week... in the past I've had a fairly large backlog of them. I like it well enough, but it's my least favorite of the CSIs (NY is probably my favorite and then Vegas, although as mentioned before, I think Vegas is getting better this year).
Since football is always screwing up the Sunday schedule, I always record all 3 shows that are on CBS on Sunday night and pad the 10pm one by 1 hour to deal with the overruns. So, now CSI Miami is that one that gets padded, and I can't let too many 2 hour episodes of those sit around. Once football is over, I can un-pad that until next fall, and then I won't be obligated to watch them right away.
I am always half wishing that the TiVo had a "trim" function for when I didn't need the padding so I could get rid of the extra and not be obligated to watch it.
Yeah, this is about when I started having issues. I watch too many other shows on Sunday that this is always on the back burner. They need to move it back to Monday night.
Ted Danson has really surprised me. I was wondering how they could possibly work him into the show but I like the character.
I'm usually watching the football. I have a default pad of an extra hour for The Good Wife and if CBS doesn't have the late game here or it runs over by significantly less than an hour I adjust the pad on that nights scheduled recording to keep from wasting space.
Same here, he's really helped me continue watching since after the last season I was about to drop it off my list, but he's properly quirky and intereting that I can see how he fits the team, he's no Grissom tho...
All I have on my DVR right now are the latest seasons of Dexter and Boardwalk Empire. Maybe I'll do a marathon this weekend and knockout BE.
Unfortunately, I've got a bunch of stuff on my PC I downloaded off usenet. I still have to watch the last 4 episodes of Walking Dead. I haven't started watching Nikita or Vampire Diaries this year either.
Football used to be a problem for me but I have a new system this year: I only watch Pats games, and I only watch the ones they win. That is, I record the game then I find out if they win and if not I delete it unwatched. If they win I watch it, FF'ing through commercials, timeouts, halftime, etc. I usually listen to the play-by-play and color commentary, unless I don't like the announcers, so it takes me >1 hour to watch, but a lot less than 3.
I realize this seems like heresy to any die-hard fan but not only has this freed up some of my time (the Pats have only lost 3 so...), but I don't yell at my TV nearly as much . I still enjoy watching the plays even though I know the outcome. Although, I still yelled at the refereeing in last week's game against Miami. Yeesh.
Unfortunately I still have a bunch of stuff lingering. Our kids are old enough that their bedtime is cutting into my TV watching. If they don't go to bed until 10pm I have very little evening left. I have the last two episodes of Rescue Me for example... just two! And I can't find time to watch them. I have whole seasons of other things. I recently deleted all last season of The Good Wife for example. I WANTED to watch it but realistically, it wasn't going to happen.
And with Shameless, Justified, 30 Rock, etc. coming in January I don't think it's going to get any better...
I am finally caught up enough (only have a few episodes of Hell on Wheels and the Terra Nova finale of my series to watch...can't watch the former with kids around, and waiting for my daughter to want to watch TN with me), that last night I finally sat down and watched Real Sports, half of 24/7 and the first part of the PBS documentary about Prohibition (pretty interesting btw...I like Ken Burns stuff...even if it's usually a bit sentimental at times). Of course the new stuff starts back up again next week, so the struggle will continue to stay caught up
Working through the Thanksgiving shows now (HIMYM - Wow!) but the increasing quality of the bowl games will wipe out most free time soon.
This past week (except Thursday and Friday), with nothing new on network TV, I have been catching up on my backlog of Mythbusters and House Hunters International. Yesterday morning I watched a handful of Southpark episodes.
I used the time created by the lack of anything to watch, to set up my new Elite! Four tuners. I'm in TV/DVR heaven.
And since the only things left on my S3 were movies I've been stockpiling, all 46 Breaking Bads and the final episode of LOST, I didn't even need to worry about transferring shows over. A fresh start.
Lucky you. Does the four tuner thing really work? I'd like to get two of those. That would be perfect.
My brother recommended Absolutely Fabulous on BBC America. Just happen to be running a marathon this weekend. Not sure about it after watching the first episode, "Fashion". Back in '92 when it first aired I would probably have found it hilarious but now.....
Ha! I used to love AF! Haven't seen it in years so I can't agree or disagree that it's held the funny over the years. It was always someone of an "off" comedy, kind of like many other British shows.
Looks like I'm actually going to accomplish my one goal for the Christmas break: getting completely caught up on The Colbert Report, which we're generally about 20 episodes behind on. We haven't been completely caught up in over two years. Only one episode left before my wife goes back to work tomorrow! We can do it!
Unbelievably well. I've been recording junk (eg, 40 eps of "How It's Made", 20 of Mythbusters, yada) for two days using all four tuners just to stress test the unit. Plus I want to fill up the Deleted Folder (which I use as my "how much room do I have" meter).
Along with four tuners you also get a 2TB drive, room for approx 250-400 HD recordings, depending on size (30 mins, hour, movie).
My wife used to LOVE this show. I would hear her laughing out loud over and over while she watched this. That was a couple years ago. Are there new eps?
I watched the second episode this morning, "Fat", and thought it was hilarious. Guess fat jokes were better than falling down drunk jokes.
According to TiVo there is a new episode this coming Sunday at 10:00 PM that BBC America is billing as a 20th anniversary special.
Caught up on all of my series with the exception of Hell on Wheels. Finished Prohibition which was really interesting. Watched the episode of Chuck that aired on Friday, and I watched HIMYM on delay last night, so this might be the first non reality show in a long time that I've actually watched the day of the broadcast. So bring it on!!! I'd like to stay as much on time so I can take the weekends to catch up on the other stuff.